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Hi I'm Robin

I am a teacher, soon to be stepmom, and a mormon!

About Me

I am not from anywhere, I am a navy brat! I have lived all over the world and the US. Japan, France, and Hawaii are just a few of the places I have lived. I am a kindergarten teacher. I love to sing, read, write, travel, and just be around people. I love people!

Why I am a Mormon

I was raised in the church but that does not mean that being a member was not a choice I had to make and continue to make every day. My parents have always given me the free choice to believe as I chose. I was never forced to go to church growing up nor was I forced to believe what my parents believed. I was taught by them Mormonism but they always stress the point that I had to know for myself that the church was true. I appreciated this environment as I grew up. When I was a teenage I found that I had the desire to know if what I had been taught my whole life was true. Knowing that if I decided that it was not true and that my parents would still love and accept me helped me feel free to choose for myself if I truly believed in the church. My older sister had always been my hero and one day she shared with me how she had prayed and felt the warm and comforting feelings of the spirit and knew the church was true. I decided that I too wanted to have those feelings and to know for myself that the church was true. I went to my room by myself and knelt down at my bedside and offered a prayer to Heavenly Father. I asked if the Book of Mormon was true and felt a confirmation that it was. My testimony of the gospel did not beginning and stop there. It has continued through out the rest of my life. Every time I pray, participate in my church callings, go to the temple, and practice my religion I feel those same feelings of peace and comfort that I did as a teenager. I think without the life long experiences I would not have stayed a member of the church but because of the Holy Spirit and the feelings that comes with it I know that the church is true. I am so grateful that we can all know for ourselves of its truthfulness and this personal knowledge has been the greatest source of happiness in my life.

How I live my faith

I have been a member of the church my whole life. My mother was raised Mormon but my dad joined the church when he was fighting in the Vietnam War. As a Mormon we help out a lot in church since there is no paid clergy. The church is run on the volunteering of the members. I have done many different things over the years. I have taught the children in Sunday School, the adult Sunday school classes, worked with activities like planning Christmas Programs and worked with music. Mormonism is not a passive church I am constantly involved in something, helping organize something, performing for something etc. Sundays can be called the day of rest but really can be one of the busiest days of the week sometimes. I love that church is an active experience. I love working with and meeting all kinds of people.

How can I know Mormonism is true?

Robin
I think the first thing you have to do is believe in God and that he hears and answers your personal prayers. Next find out all you can about the LDS faith. Meet with the missionaries. They will give you scriptures to study and teach you about the church. Ask lots of questions, find out all you can. Take all that you have learned to the Lord. Ask him if what you have learned in true or not. I know that God lives and that he hears each of our personal prayers. Everyone of us is his child and he cares and loves us all. He will answer you. I have done this and felt his love and the Holy Spirit tell me that the LDS church is true. For me it came as a calm comforting feeling, quiet and soft. A feeling of pure love from my Heavenly Father. As I have practiced my faith I have felt that calm comforting feeling of the spirit again and again. I have faith in God and that what I believe is true, but only because I have felt his love for me and the confirmation of the spirit of God. I know that God loves all of his children and that he will answer all of their prayers. Show more Show less

How can we increase our faith in Jesus Christ?

Robin
This is a interesting question. For me there are many simple things that help me increase my faith in Christ such as prayer, and reading the scriptures, going to church. I think the biggest thing though is when I pray for help or guidance in something and I feel his love for me and when I exercise my faith in him than I really feel closer to the Savior. Show more Show less